The pitcher of the week for the baseball week ending Sunday, July 17 is Strasburg’s Lucas Hartman!

Hartman threw a dynamite start on July 15 against Purcellville, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out 12 in five innings to earn a game score of 74. It was just the fourth start all summer in which the starter struck out more than nine batters. The sophomore righthander from Western Carolina is 2-1, 3.22 through 22 1/3 innings this summer, with 12 hits, 11 walks, and 33 K’s.

Others to Consider

  • Casey Smith, Harrisonburg: 1-0, 0.00, seven innings, five K’s
  • Evan Smith, Harrisonburg: 1-0, 0.00, seven innings, one K
  • Smith twins together: 2-0, 0.00, 14 innings, six hits, no runs, seven walks, six K’s
  • Andrew Standen, Covington: Seven innings, no earned runs, eight K’s
  • Brian Young, Winchester: 1-0, 0.00, 5 2/3 innings, nine K’s
  • Jonathan Blackwell, Waynesboro: 1-0, 0.00, seven K’s in five innings
  • Erik Johnson, New Market: 0-1, 1.50, six innings, eight K’s